My name is Melinda Johnson and I suffered with foot pain for many years. I went to see a podiatrist and after an examination, I was told that I had heel spur syndrome. I followed the recommendations of my doctor by doing at home treatments along with physical therapy. I was amazed at how much these treatments helped my foot pain. Living with pain can have a big impact on your life and that's why I started this blog. My foot pain kept me from doing many things that I enjoy and I want to help others who are going through the same situation. As you browse through my blog, you'll learn about home treatments, medical procedures and new advancements in medicine that can help reduce pain. It is my hope that by writing this blog, you can live pain free too.
3 October 2018
When someone has a severe allergy to bee stings, an unfortunate run-in with one of these insects can result in the person suffering from the sudden onset of life-threatening symptoms such as the inability to breathe. The best treatment for this type of reaction—called anaphylaxis—is to administer epinephrine. Sometimes, though, the victim won't have an Epi-Pen available and loved ones may try to use other allergy medications like Benadryl as a substitute.
28 August 2018
Varicose and spider veins affect many people, and the risk of developing them worsens as you age. While you can reduce your risk and effects of varicose veins with lifestyle changes like losing weight, wearing compression stockings, etc., there are also treatments available to treat varicose and/or spider veins. Check out these three treatment options so you can determine which is best for you. Sclerotherapy Injections Sclerotherapy is a common choice that uses a special solution, which is injected into the vein.
28 June 2018
If you are like many other people, one of the first things that you may think about when it comes to going to the doctor is having to spend money. Although it's certainly true that healthcare for you and your family can certainly be expensive, you should know that your family doctor may actually be able to save you some money. These are a few reasons why this is the case.
20 May 2018
Alcohol addiction is a common problem, and many people are unaware they have a problem until addiction destroys their relationships or career. If you are ready to start recovery from alcohol addiction, there are strategies to keep you safe and increase your chances of success. 1. Don't Go "Cold Turkey" Many people who are addicted to a substance start by going "cold turkey." Although withdrawing from any substance can produce uncomfortable or painful symptoms, alcohol withdrawal is especially dangerous.
8 April 2018
Back pain can be debilitating no matter when it occurs. However, when it happens during pregnancy, it can be especially problematic because most pain-killing medications are off-limits when you are pregnant. If you are pregnant and back pain is leaving you frustrated, here are some tips for dealing with the situation. Swimming When you are swimming gravity is suspended, and you are weightless. You don't have to be the best swimmer around, paddling up and down in the water will take a lot of weight off your spine and relieve your pain.